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RU Interconfess · 23. April 2020
Corona Virus "Russian Protestants" Bryansk Petersburg Baptist arson attack "Peter Mitskevich" Pentecostal Revival William Yoder" "inter-confessional peace"
RU Interconfess · 03. April 2020
Moscow "Central Baptist Church" Mennonites Reformed Nazarenes "Presbyterian Church of Korea" "Presbyterian Assembly" "unregistered Baptists" Ryakhovsky Semchenko VSEKh Evangelical-Christians "Novoe Pokolenie" "Christian Megapolis" Mirt Calvinism MacArthur Irpen "Yuri Sipko" RUECB Vlasenko "Russian Evangelical Alliance" "Third Rome" "Franklin Graham" "Alexander Kaiser" Bielogard "Yarovaya Laws" Paribiy "National Prayer Breakfast" Turchynov Kiev Greek-Catholic Crimea Donbass "William Yoder"
RU Interconfess · 02. January 2018
Dividing the Christian Sheep from the Christian Goats ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Protestant Developments in Russia during 2017 M o s c o w -- In an interview with Moscow’s dissident “Portal-Credo” news service on 26 December, Yuri Sipko, the Russian Baptist Union’s one-time president, described the banning of Russia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses on 17 August as the country’s most significant religious development during 2017. “This measure...
RU Interconfess · 27. September 2016
This piece covers the following topics: a climate of uncertainty among Russia’s Protestants, a Russian-German bus driver and the European Baptist Federation on the topic of Ukraine, Yuri Sipko calls on the separatists in Donbass to lay down their arms, Yoder muses: Does it do any good to list the sins of the other side? The Continuing Journey in Opposing Directions ---------------------------------------------------------------------- On the present climate among Russia’s Protestant S m o l...
RU Interconfess · 15. July 2016
Keep Cool and Carry On ------------------------------------------ A Commentary on Russia’s new anti-terror legislation M o s c o w -- Despite massive lobbying by Russian Protestants, President Vladimir Putin signed off on a package of anti-terror legislation usually called the “Yarovaya Laws” on 7 July. Highly significant for evangelicals are stipulations forbidding evangelistic efforts in public areas and restricting the practice of religion to officially-designated, registered places of...
RU Interconfess · 18. March 2013
A Society of High Prices and Low Values -------------------------------------------------------------------- Russia’s National Prayer Breakfast gathers for the 13th time M o s c o w -- Upholding moral values is the rallying cry of Russia’s National Prayer Breakfast movement. That was again the case at this year´s gathering of roughly 200 leaders in Moscow on 12 March. This was the 13th breakfast in the course of its 18-year history. First-time guest Yaroslav Nilov addressed the morality...
RU Interconfess · 20. February 2013
A Wonderful Opportunity to Demonstrate the Genuineness of our Faith ------------------------------------------------------------------ On choosing honesty and transparency Commentary M o s c o w -- Obviously, church donations from the West have achieved a lot of good. Moscow, which featured a single, registered Protestant congregation until Perestroika, may now have 100. Uncountable humanitarian projects would not have come to pass without Western funding. Thousands or millions of Russians have...
RU Interconfess · 24. January 2013
Not Passing by Swiftly on the Other Side ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Russian Baptists commemorate Martin-Luther-King-Day for the second time M o s c o w – On 20 January, Russian Baptists commemorated Martin-Luther-King-Day for the second time. “Who’s my neighbour?” asked Gennadi Sergienko, Senior Pastor of Moscow’s “Second Baptist Church”, in his sermon. Citing the Good Samaritan, he answered: “It’s the persons whom you pass by most...
RU Interconfess · 04. January 2013
Fearing “Gypsies” No More ---------------------------------------------------- Presbyterians and the Roma of Russia M o s c o w -- Much of Roma history remains shrouded in mystery – there is no consensus even on the matter of numbers. According to Wikipedia, the highest number of Roma (once called “gypsies” as derived from the word “Egyptian”) are located in the USA – around a million. Yet the Zurich journal “Religion und Gesellschaft in Ost und West” (RGOW) reports that the...
RU Interconfess · 22. January 2012
Racism – a Daily Issue for Many ---------------------------------------------------------------- Russian Protestants Commemorate Martin-Luther-King-Day for the first time M o s c o w – Probably for the first time ever, Russian Protestants have commemorated Martin-Luther-King-Jr.-Day. This occurred on 15 January in a worship service held by “Moscow City Church” (MCC) at Hotel Milan in the south of the city and attended by 70 mostly young people. The actual holiday, first celebrated in...

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